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Everything Else in the World by Stephen Dunn
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Jul 26, 2010

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While I enjoyed this collection, it did not pack the same punch that previous Stephen Dunn books. Only two poems grabbed me--one called "Lucky" (meditations on lessons from recess) and "Moonrakers" (a take on the historical moonrakers of Wiltshire). I think the main reason why I didn't connect with this collection is that it seemed far too personal for my taste. Also, Dunn can't seem to help himself from discussing religion (or lack thereof) in many of his poems, which bogs the poems down for me.

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